Two Olympic Tales

The most important reason why while China had an impressive medal tally of 70 at the Rio Olympics  and India looked pathetic with two, may be summed up in three words, attitude to sports. While China is already discussing how it could better its tally, India is in an euphoric mood.

 

Visaaranai-Oscars

India’s pick of Vetrimaaran’s Visaaranai (Interrogation) as the official submission for the 2017 Foreign Language Oscar is undoubtedly a great choice. The movie was inspired by a Coimbatore autorickshaw driver, M. Chandrakumar’s horrific experiences behind bars.

Adoor’s Pinneyum

Adoor’s latest outing — Pinneyum (Once Again) — which opened on August 18/19 — takes us back to the 2000 era in Kerala, which was beginning to see the ugly face of consumerism. It was a time when Kerala’s Gulf boom was  on with every other household member in the Gulf.

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Tokyo Film Festival 2016

 

Venice Film Festival 2016

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Cannes Film Festival 2016

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Dubai Film Festival 2015

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International Film Festival of India 2015

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Cairo Film Festival 2015

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